• Garfield Park
    Landscape Art Under Glass!
    Plan your next outing to visit one of the nation's
    premier conservatories with eight multi-faceted
    greenhouses and grand outdoor gardens.
  • thousands of
    plant species
    On Display Throughout Eight Rooms
    Travel through the Conservatory and experience the lush
    flora and tropical temperatures in our magnificent facility
    taking you away from the hustle and bustle of Chicago.
  • Stunning
    Outdoor Gardens
    City Garden & Monet Garden
    During the summer months don't miss visiting the
    Conservatory's outdoor gardens including an adaptation
    of Claude Monet’s well known garden at Giverney, France.
  • Kids &
    Family Activities
    Indoor and Outdoor Kids’ Activities
    Garfield Park Conservatory is a fantastic place to bring
    family members of all ages. Something’s always growing,
    and there’s always something new to discover!
  • Workshops &
    Beekeeping, Composting, Gardening & More
    The Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance offers a myriad
    of gardening, beekeeping and eco-friendly programs
    designed to help you get closer to nature in the city.
  • Special Events
    & Shows
    Music, Dance, Art & More
    The Garfield Park Conservatory hosts a variety
    concerts, exhibits and art experiences every year,
    highlighting the vibrant culture of Chicago.

News & Updates

Three years after a hailstorm devastated the roofs of several rooms at the Conservatory, including the Show House, we are pleased to announce that the Show House has reopened to the public, fully renovated! Plants are being added to the room, and we hope you enjoy the new space. It has been redesigned to follow the original layout of the room, as it was configured when the Conservatory first opened in 1908.
We invite you to join us as we bring our historic greenhouses “Back to Glass!” Certain rooms will be renovated in 2014 and 2015, and will be closed to the public during that time. Currently the Palm House, Sugar from the Sun, the Elizabeth Morse Genius Children’s Garden, the Show House and Horticulture Hall are all open. The Fern Room, Desert House, and Aroid House are currently closed for renovations.
Garfield Park Conservatory’s 2015 Spring Show, “Sun Showers,” opened on February 14, 2015. Continuing the Conservatory’s grand reopening year theme, Sun Showers celebrates the revival of the Show House and its seasonal shows following the 2011 hailstorm. More than 200 yellow umbrellas hang from the glass ceiling, celebrating both the rain and sun that bring us hopeful spring flowers.

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Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance seeks to change lives through the power of nature. We create, develop and implement programs that promote environmental responsibility and conservationism, help to build economically and socially sustainable and healthy communities, and strengthen the Conservatory's designation as an arts and cultural institution.

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Whether you are renewing your membership, or joining for the first time, all you need to do is click the button of the dollar level at which you would like to renew or join! We have one and two-year options, both of which come with a list of benefits for you to enjoy. If you have any questions when purchasing a membership, contact Membership Services at 773-638-1766 x.13.

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We are almost always looking for energetic, dedicated people to lend a hand in our gardens and programs. If you are someone who enjoys sharing your passion for plants with people or someone who just likes to get your hands dirty – we probably have a volunteer opportunity for you! Some of our opportunities have a minimum time commitment, but many are flexible.

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Other Items of Interest

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Have a Question ABout Your House Plant? Garden?

The University of Illinois Extension's Plant Information Clinic located at the Conservatory is the place for in-depth answers ... Learn More ‣

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Items Made from Conservatory Broken Glass For Sale in Gift Shop

The broken glass collected in the Conservatory after the 2011 hail storm is being put to good use. Local artists have created works of art ... Learn More ‣

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Sign Up for the Conservatory Newsletter

Sign up today for the Conservatory E-Letter and be in the loop about upcoming exhibits, special events, and more featured at the Conservatory ... Learn More ‣

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Hold Your Next Event at the Garfield Park Conservatory!

How luxurious to be able to take your guests to a tropical paradise and you don't have to fly to get there! The Conservatory provides a lush setting ... Learn More ‣

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Group Visits for Schools, Adults and Community Organizations

The Conservatory is a green wonder under glass and a great place for groups of all ages to explore. Schools and Groups of 10 or more must register ... Learn More ‣

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Filming and Photography

Visitors are welcome to take photographs for their personal use. A Chicago Park District Media Permit is required for the following activities: ... Learn More ‣

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1% for the Planet

We are an approved 1% for the Planet partner. 1% for the Planet connects businesses, consumers, and nonprofits, empowering all of us for positive change ... Learn More ‣

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Garfield Park Conservatory is featured on TripAdvisor! Follow link to read unbiased reviews, photos and travel advice by visitors to the Conservatory ... Learn More ‣

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Group Visits for Schools, Adults and Community Organizations

All schools and groups of 10 or more people must pre-register for their visit. Click the button for information and fees.

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